Decision details

Market Position Statement for Lancashire Consultation Document

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The Market Position Statement ("the Statement") for Lancashire, attached at Appendix 'A', is a key document setting out the county council's intended ambition to work with providers and those who play a key role in providing care to Lancashire's adult population to shape and develop services that meet people's needs and wants, now and for the future. 


The Statement provides information on the context of providing services in Lancashire, the challenges, pressures and opportunities anticipated for the future, and the county council's overall intentions for the services the council wants to provide for Lancashire citizens. It signals the council's ambition to promote Lancashire as a great place for providers and developers to invest and innovate. It also sets out the desire to work with the market to encourage people to choose care as a career, where people are recognised for the important work that they do as part of a growing and valued workforce.


This consultation document is the foundation for more detailed profiles for each of the five Integrated Care Partnership areas, identifying the type and number of care options required to meet forecasted need. A series of consultation events, workshops and meetings over the coming weeks will engage with colleagues and stakeholders to seek feedback and undertake more detailed analysis.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report subject to the correction on page 314.


Date of decision: 05/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019